Gary Younge, writing for The Guardian, asks the kind of stupid question that only those devoid of actual morals or ethics are capable of asking. the real question Younge is asking isn’t “What the hell is Barack Obama’s Presidency for?, but What the hell went wrong.
Barack Obama has now been in power for longer than Johnson was, and the question remains: “What the hell’s his presidency for?” His second term has been characterised by a profound sense of drift in principle and policy. While posing as the ally of the immigrant he is deporting people at a faster clip than any of his predecessors; while claiming to be a supporter of labour he’s championing trade deals that will undercut American jobs and wages. In December, even as he pursued one whistleblower, Edward Snowden and kept another, Chelsea Manning, incarcerated, he told the crowd at Nelson Mandela’s funeral: “There are too many leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba’s struggle for freedom, but do not tolerate dissent from their own people.”
If there was a plot, he’s lost it. If there was a point, few can remember it. If he had a big idea, he shrank it. If there’s a moral compass powerful enough to guide such contradictions to more consistent waters, it is in urgent need of being reset.
Given the barriers to democratic engagement and progressive change in America – gerrymandering, big money and Senate vetoes – we should always be wary of expecting too much from a system designed to deliver precious little to the poor. We should also challenge the illusion that any individual can single-handedly produce progressive change in the absence of a mass movement that can both drive and sustain it.
Nonetheless, it was Obama who set himself the task of becoming a transformational political figure in the mould of Ronald Reagan or JFK. “I think we are in one of those fundamentally different times right now where people think that things, the way they are going, just aren’t working,” he said. It was he who donned the mantles of “hope” and ”change”.
Barack Obama’s Presidency was to Fundamentally Transform America into a Marxist Utopia. Barack and his Progressive (Yes, Progressive means Marxist) co-conspirators didn’t count on the average American not wanting to become Marxists or their resisting that Fundamental Transformation.
They assumed that after nearly 90 years of constant unending Marxist propaganda and Indoctrination that America was now ripe for the picking. But just as the Marxists were wrong about WWI being the trans-formative moment in European history, they were wrong about America.
Only the morally and intellectually bankrupt chose Marxism knowingly and willingly. Younge, like Barack Obama cannot seem to understand why American’s in general resist becoming Marxists. The answer is frighteningly simply, unlike either Younge or Obama, the vast majority of American’s simply are not morally nor intellectually bankrupt.
While it can almost be forgiven of Barack Obama for being a Marxist, after all, both his parents, his grand-parents, and his grand-parents hand picked mentor for him (Frank Marshall Davis) were all hardcore Marxist extremists. It would have required something that while we have been assured many times Barack Obama possesses, (intellectual gravitas, no actual evidence for that claim has ever been presented) in order for Barack Obama to have overcome the indoctrination process that he was subjected to as a youth.
Gary Younge on the other hand has no such excuse, like tragically the majority of Black America, Younge appears to suffer from a deep and abiding form of moral cancer. What can perhaps only be described as a institutional racism. Black American’s cannot after all be racists, because, well, they’re Black, and only White American’s can be racists. 90 percent of Black American’s voted for Barack Obama, not because he was the most qualified candidate running for President, but specifically because he was Black.
But White American’s are not only not allowed to notice this, we’re not even allowed to talk about it, because, well, it would be racist.
In an interview with the black website TheRoot, incoming MSNBC host Joy Reid repeated the usual network mantra that “Everyone at MSNBC has a different, unique perspective,” and she hopes her new 2pm Eastern show will be a “table-setter for prime time.” Translation: whatever “War on Women” or Bridgegate segment I’m doing at 2 will be repeated at 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…..by one “unique perspective” after another.
Reid claimed to lament a political climate that she says has “just become really nasty” and made civilized disagreements few and far between. It’s thanks in part to what she calls a “very virulent strain that is sort of in the underbelly of society.” It’s racism, or the right wing’s horrid tendency to counter-accuse MSNBC of racism, like the accusation is a weapon:
Related to that underbelly is another pet peeve of the soon-to-be-host: “There’s this new thing where people on the right revel in calling anyone black racist who mentions race. It’s like a weapon that they’ve attempted to take away from black people, and they call black people racist all the time for things that definitionally don’t even make sense.”
It’s like a weapon that they’ve attempted to take away from black people
How do you make a statement that racist, and not understand that it is a racist statement? It’s like claiming that the TEA Party is synonymous with the KKK and not knowing that the KKK was founded by the Democrat Party. How can you be that stupid?
When it comes to Twitter, actor Nick Searcy is a beast at going after the left, and his no-holds-barred feed is not for the faint of heart.
Most recently, the star of FX’s “Justified” used his unique brand of ire to target Mike Dickinson, a Virginia Democrat trying to unseat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Desperate to attract attention to his candidacy, Dickinson attacked the tea party Saturday with this tweet:
I 100% agree with Alan Grayson- the KKK and Tea Party one in the same
— DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) February 22, 2014
It was an odd strategy considering few in the tea party care for Cantor.
While Dickinson’s sentiment won favor with the far-left wingnuts who gravitate toward Grayson, Searcy took exception, warning Dickinson as only he can that there could be consequences for making such ridiculous statements.
In the process, Searcy also reminded the Democrat that he once supported U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Twitchy captured this tweet:
Say I’m in the Klan again,guy who supported Robert Byrd, and my bitches will slap the shit out of you! @VoteMike2014 pic.twitter.com/eW7sx4zGdC
— Yes, Nick Searcy! (@yesnicksearcy) February 22, 2014
The actor was not the only one willing to refresh Dickinson’s memory. Consider these tweets:
DoofusForCongress @VoteMike2014 forgets the KKK was founded by Democratic Party http://t.co/YGYKBEoBrD
— Citizens Defense (@NewFreedomFight) February 22, 2014
@VoteMike2014 You idiot.KKK was the brainchild of Demcrats.Dont they teach history in VA schools.You libs need to own up to your racist past
If you have two functional braincells, you just have to wonder why the vast majority of Black American’s are Democrats given the indisputable reality that it was the Democrat party who founded the KKK, who wrote all of the Jim Crow laws, that violently opposed Martin Luther King’s Civil Rights protests. It’s as though Black America is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. They are like the people in the Pumkinhead movies who summon Pumkinhead, knowing that the price of their revenge is an eternity of suffering in hell, but they are so angry and filled with hate that they agree to pay the price in order to get the revenge that they seek.